The Right Start curriculum is based on an eclectic approach and form the instructional base for teaching children with Autism. The program incorporates The Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR); Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) instructional methods of discrete trial training, Pivotal Response Training and functional routines form the instructional base of this comprehensive program for children with autism.
The curriculum is broken down into day-to-day activities for the program leader to implement in the program. Innovative and creative lesson plans along with hands-on activities, worksheets, manipulatives, story cards, teaching aids and data sheets are made for each center to cover all skill areas. Each lesson plan is a comprehensive guide for the program leader and makes the interaction lively, fun and easy.
The Right Start program not only empowers the program leader to know the means of how to conduct the lesson plan in a developmental and sequential manner but at the same time ensures that the progress of the child is constantly monitored. This assures that the child is the focus and is developing in the best possible manner and achieving his/her highest potential level.
The Right Start program leader implements the STAR curriculum while using hands-on, playful teaching strategies and materials to make learning fun and engaging for children. Through active and naturalistic participation, the children acquire and retain knowledge easily and effectively.
The curriculum’s explicit, modeled instruction uses hands-on, multisensory materials and active teaching strategies. This is a strong curriculum that not only covers all key learning domains, but does so in a way that is fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate for all learners.
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